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Kovalev vs Chilemba: Fighters make weight in Russia

Sergey Kovalev and Isaac Chilemba are set for tomorrow's fight in Russia.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Sergey Kovalev and Isaac Chilemba both made weight today in Russia, finalizing Monday's fight for Kovalev's WBA, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles.

Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KO) weighed in at 174.6 pounds, with Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KO) at 174.8, so both were slightly under the limit of 175 pounds. If successful -- and he is expected to be -- Kovalev will move forward to a November fight with Andre Ward, who will face Alexander Brand in his own tune-up on August 6 on HBO.

Kovalev-Chilemba will air via tape delay on HBO in the United States at 10:15 p.m. ET on Monday night, but BoxNation in the United Kingdom and Match TV in Russia. BoxNation's live coverage goes live at Noon ET, with Kovalev-Chilemba expected around 12:30 p.m. ET. Bad Left Hook will be here early for live round by round coverage of the fight.

If you missed it, you can also check out our preview of the matchup.

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